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YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement Awards & Purse Auction

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 – Doors open at 5:15 pm

The Women of Achievement Awards and Purse Auction is an annual evening soiree that honors ten Alaskan women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors as well as their contributions to the larger community.  In conjunction with the Women of Achievement Awards ceremony, the YWCA holds a Purse Auction to raise support for its programs that work to empower women and eliminate racism. The annual awards ceremony and auction is held at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theater. The silent auction before the Women of Achievement Awards program is a fun event with hundreds of new and used handbags including a selection of designer purses. All proceeds from the auction go to benefit the programs of YWCA Alaska.


2015 Women of Achievement Nominations Now Open!

Know an outstanding woman in your community who deserves recognition? 2015 Women of Achievement nominations are now open-  nominate the leader in your community! All nomination packets are due to the YWCA Alaska office by 5pm, August 21st, 2015.

Click Here to download our 2015 Nomination Form- nominate a woman in your community today!

*Standing politicians are not eligible for nomination.*


2015 Women of Achievement Sponsorships!

Please join us in publicly supporting the outstanding women in our community by becoming a Women of Achievement Sponsor!

Questions regarding our sponsorship opportunities can be directed to Darlena Fritzler at 644.9603 or


2014 Women of Achievement

2014 ADN WOA Belinda V. Breaux

2014 ADN WOA Karen Cowart

2014 ADN WOA Diane DiSanto

2014 ADN WOA Elvi Gray-Jackson

2014 ADN WOA Aurora Johnson

2014 ADN WOA Natasa Masanovic

2014 ADN WOA US Senator Lisa Murkowski

2014 ADN WOA Phyllis Marie Rhodes

2014 ADN WOA Gail R. Schubert

2014 ADN WOA Kate Swalling Slyker

2014 ADN WOA.Arliss Sturgulewski Awardee Ruth Sheridan


Past Women of Achievement Awardees

A complete list of the Women of Achievement Awardees for the last 25 years: WOA History of Winners

For a look at the 2012 Women of Achievement Awards YWCA Flash Mob: CLICK HERE


2014 Women of Achievement Sponsors

Signature Sponsor – bp_logo1

Induction Ceremony Sponsor –

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Diamond Sponsors –

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Platinum Sponsors –


Gold Sponsors –

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Beacon media

2013.CIRI BW logo

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Peak logo

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Silver Sponsors –

  • Allison and Joseph Fong
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
  • Anchorage Sand and Gravel
  • Bering Straits Native Corporation
  • Birch, Horton Bittner & Cherot
  • Breaux Leadership Solutions
  • Bristol Bay Native Corporation
  • ChemTrack Alaska
  • Chugach Alaska Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
  • Cook Inlet Housing Authority
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council
  • Covenant House
  • Credit Union 1
  • Doyon Limited
  • Enstar Natural Gas Company
  • Fairweather LLC
  • Guess & Rudd P.C.
  • Hawk Consultants
  • Heather Flynn
  • Identity
  • KTUU-Channel 2
  • Lynden
  • NANA Development Corporation
  • Northrim Bank
  • Parker Smith Feek
  • Penco Properties
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Price Gregory International, Inc.
  • Providence Health & Services Alaska
  • R & M Consultants
  • Sealaska Corporation
  • Shell
  • Southcentral Foundation
  • Spawn Ideas, Inc.
  • Swalling and Associates PC
  • Teamsters Local 959
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Veronica Reem
  • Wells Fargo Bank Alaska

VIP Sponsors –

  • Betsy Baker
  • Edith Bailey
  • Kirsten Ball
  • Barbara Baugh
  • Betsy Haines
  • Karen Hunt
  • Diane Johnson Agency, Inc. – Allstate
  • Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
  • Law Offices of Natasha Norris
  • NeighborWorks Anchorage
  • Solstice Alaska Consulting
  • Tam Agosti-Gisler
  • Veronica Reem